Katie Wighton
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Katie Wighton

Free // Front Bar

Katie Wighton is one quarter of ARIA-award winning folk outfit All Our Exes Live in Texas. All Our Exes have spent the better part of the last few years touring the world supporting acts including The Backstreet Boys, Passenger and Midnight Oil in the US. With the band on a short hiatus, Wighton is currently pouring all her time and energy into her solo project, KIT. With influences such as The Beths, Angel Olsen and PJ Harvey, KIT is a new direction for the folk songstress but her charming onstage banter and classic songwriting remains the same.

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Jam Jar
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Jam Jar

Free // Front Bar

Jam Jar are a highly energetic Melbourne-based trad jazz band. With influences ranging from the masters, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, to local bands The Red Onion Band and The Hoodangers, they combine the sounds of New Orleans and Melbourne in their upbeat repertoire of original songs and beloved standards. Their debut, self-titled album is a lighthearted commentary on the apathy and anxieties of modern life and a yearning for a romanticised past, all wrapped up in toe tapping tunes you can’t help but dance to. In their trio form they'll present stripped-back versions of all their favourites.

Facebook // Spotify

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Eugene Holcombe single launch
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Eugene Holcombe single launch

Band Room // $10 at the door

Heartfelt vocalist, songwriter, pianist and entertainer, Eugene Holcombe shares storied songs that sparkle with grace. His warm voice draws you into a narrative that reflects his journey, as he eloquently touches on the vivid nature of human experience. He’ll be releasing his debut single ‘Break the Line’ before diving back into the studio for another year. On stage with him will be cellist Grace Gilkerson and cornetist Tony Brown. Supporting comes from Benjamin Trillado (with band) and Laura Eloise.

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Caddy Pierre
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Caddy Pierre

Free // Front Bar

Caddy Pierre is an acoustic trio, comprised of Callum Mintzis (trombone), Paddy Fitzgerald (bass), and Lewis Pierre (drums). The group aspires to deliver tunes from the American song book with a fresh approach, realized through the interpersonal voices of the ensemble.

Callum Mintzis – Trombone
Paddy Fitzgerald – Bass
Lewis Pierre – Drums

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Georgia Bennett
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Georgia Bennett

Free // Front Bar

Georgia Bennett comes to the Wesley Anne to enchant her audience, both in seduction and melancholy. Her jazz influences meet with a ‘Lana Del Rey’ style of writing and singing, a combination that is sure to tingle the senses of any audience. Tales of love and loss are told with a femme fatale attitude and sultry, ethereal vocals, that will be best experienced in this intimate setting.

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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Piano Atmospherix
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Lola Sola
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Lola Sola

Lola Sola is a Kiwi singer-songwriter with a dynamic vocal range and emotive lyrics; blending folk, soul and a hint of blues. Based in Sydney, she has released one studio album ('Walking Back from Hell'- 2016) and 2 EP's ('Wild'- 2014, 'all I need'- 2018).

‘Get It’, produced alongside Michael Wheatley at Nut n Butter Studios, will be released in November, with a music video made collaboratively with Syd creative Maisie Cohen. Lola is touring NZ and AU in November through to March.

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Steve Tyssen + Grace Cummins + Maja
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Tyssen + Grace Cummins + Maja

Band Room // $10 entry

Steve Tyssen is making his Wesley Anne debut on Thursday February 28th to celebrate the release of his sixth solo album 'Come Home'.

Joining him will be his full band consisting of members Callum Walkinshaw (drums), Jaryd Miles (bass), Josh Bills (guitar) and Will Homan (keys) - all of whom play in various bands in the Melbourne music scene including Slomo, Body Corporate, Muck, Khan and Greenthief.

Also on the bill are two of the best local singer-songwriters Maja and Grace Cummings - making this a lineup not to be missed!

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Youtube // Spotify

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Soft Power
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Soft Power

Free // Front Bar

Soft Power transfixes audiences with their post-rock jazz grooves and meditative improvisations. Music for the head and the heart, the insular becomes an accessible place in the hands of Soft Power, their technical prowess on show but never too apparent, preferring to hypnotize rather than to startle - demonstrating a maturity beyond their collective years. With last year highlights including a 7 date east coast tour to Sydney and a performance at MONA - Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, they take over the front bar of Wesley Anne on Friday 1st March performing 2 sets of their slow-burning, all-instrumental tunes.

“Easy Listening, the sprawling new album from Melbourne three-piece Soft Power, melds jazz, prog-rock, and psych to deliver something truly mesmerizing”. – HAPPY MAG 2018

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Declan Kelly
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Declan Kelly

Band Room // $15+BF. $20 at the door

“After my last album Diesel n’Dub and being immersed in a dub filled world playing versions of Midnight Oil songs, it was only right in my heart to come back to a more personal collection of songs that have been brewing over the last few years. ‘Carry Me’ has a cinematic tone that I was craving for in its sonic quality to highlight the intimacy of this Heart song about the trials and falls of a love and essentially holding each other through it all, thick and thin.” Declan Kelly

Recorded at Declan’s studio nestled in the heart of Surry Hills, Sydney. The song is inspired by the likes of Beck’s Morning Phase record, The Alabama Shakes and the sounds and stories around the City of Sydney where Declan’s heart nests.

Website // Facebook

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Piano Atmospherix
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Whitelion Trivia Fundraiser
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Whitelion Trivia Fundraiser

Band Room // $20 door

Whitelion was founded in 1999 by Mark Watt & Glenn Manton. Mark was a manager at Melbourne’s youth detention centre in the ‘90s and becoming increasingly concerned about the ‘revolving door’ – young people who were released would end up back on remand shortly after. The reason was a lack of post-release services to assist those leaving detention to find a purpose in life away from offending. Glenn who was then playing AFL Football with Carlton both agreed the solution was to start Whitelion to find young people jobs and provide them with positive adult role models.

Open Family Australia was founded in 1978 by Melbourne icon Fr Bob Maguire as a grass roots vehicle to provide practical assistance to homeless youth. After a brief time in Canberra the service settled into its current delivery regions of Melbourne and Sydney. In December 2011 OFA successfully merged with Whitelion.

Stride Foundation formed in 2006 as a result of the Peer Support Foundation (which started in 1976) merging with the Bounce Back Foundation and Connecting Kids Company. In May 2014 Stride Foundation joined the Whitelion group to work with young people across Australia, to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of young people and their schools and communities.

Balga Detached Youth Work Project established in 1978 in a suburb of Perth known as Balga to support at risk young people to improve their future life opportunities. The majority of young people who access BDYWP are ATSI young people. BDYWP are particularly good at grass roots youth support focusing on providing information, support, advocacy, referral and case management services to assist young people with varying needs. Balga Detached also offers a work training project delivered in collaboration with Polytechnic West and occasional group and recreational activities for young people connected with the Project.

Website

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Moulin Beige
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Moulin Beige

Band Room // $20 conc. $30 full or $40 meal deal

Hosted by Squeezeboxing Comedian Liz Skitch see Melbourne’s most outstanding and unconventional stand ups, physical comics, satirists & clowns.

Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

‘It’s a treat of a night, especially where the level of talent is concerned’- Australian Stage

THE LINE UP:

Jude Perl- Music Comedy Genius

‘Punny, engaging and clever’ – The Australian

SCOUT– Satirist Chameleon

‘Outrageous’- Herald Sun

Ben Volchok- Radio Play Whiz

‘Always entertaining." - Squirrel Comedy

Website // Facebook

Geraldine Hickey- Stand Up Legend

‘Gut- bustingly hilarious’- The Music

PO PO MO CO- Queer As Physical Comedy

'Weird, smart, gross out physical comedy at it's best.' - Pop-Culturey

Lauren Bok- Comedy Queen

‘A genuine bloody joy’- Pedestrian.tv


Liz Skitch- Squeezeboxing MC

‘Bizarre Delights’ – The Age


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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
6
8:30 PM20:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Hoyne/Tarento/McCoullough
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Hoyne/Tarento/McCoullough

Free // Front Bar

Long time friends and musical collaborators Matt Hoyne, Jordan Tarento and Aaron McCoulough have played together in a wide variety of musical projects. As a guitar trio, they will play a selection of their favourite tunes, from lilting ballads to swinging jazz standards, as well as a handful of their original compositions.

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Remembering Chris Mann
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Remembering Chris Mann

Band Room // Entry by donation

An evening to remember a unique Australian musician, poet, writer, performer, teacher and thinker. Chris died in New York in September 2018, and in March 2019 he would have been 70 years old. Let’s meet, talk, listen, blow out the candles on a cake, and say farewell.
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Chris Mann (1949–September 2018) was an Australian composer, poet and performer specializing in the emerging field of compositional linguistics, coined by Kenneth Gaburo and described by Mann as "the mechanism whereby you understand what I'm saying better than I do". He was, in the last 2 decades of his life, based in New York City.

Mann studied Chinese and linguistics at the University of Melbourne, and his interest in language, systems, and philosophy is evident in his work. Mann founded the New Music Centre in 1972 and taught at the State College of Victoria.

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Alexander William
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Alexander William

Free // Front Bar

Alexander William is the name used by Gold Coast-based alternative folk musician Alexander William Evans. Drawn in at a young age by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice, Ben Howard and others, Alexander formed his brooding tones that speak of love, loss, freedom, activism and his experience of the World.

Following a surprising amount of reaction to his first release ‘Truth EP’, Alex and his guitarist Tom are in anticipation of the release of their next full-length album ‘Goodbye My Darling, My Darling Goodbye’.

Website // Instagram // unearthed // Facebook // Spotify

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Rosario De Marco
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer, he can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it.

Website // Youtube

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Piano Atmospherix
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
13
8:30 PM20:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Khristian Mizzi, Ben Langdon, Benoit, Riley Catherall
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Khristian Mizzi, Ben Langdon, Benoit, Riley Catherall

Band Room // $20/$15 concession

On a Thursday night in March we come together to celebrate Music and Stories from some of Melbourne's most authentic and prolific Singer/Songwriters.

Taking place in the cosy comfort of Melbourne's favourite Acoustic music venue, The Wesley Anne, listeners will be given an intimate and 'up close and personal experience' with these 4 enchanting artists.

 

RILEY CATHERALL is an Americana influenced singer songwriter who manages to deliver a partnership of arresting lyricism and traditional and modern folk and country sounds, illustrated on his latest EP "Venture In Vain" and at his captivating live shows.

BEN LANGDON is the songwriter behind the upbeat jazz infused folk of The Bean Project and alt-country cries of Grand Baxter. His songs are carefully crafted stories often dealing with darkness, regret or fallibility, with influences that span from James Taylor and David Ramirez to The Cat Empire and Frank Sinatra.

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BENOIT is a Folk singer-songwriter hailing from the Basin, Victoria Australia. The music of Benoit is melodic and reflective, with soulful lyrics. Benoit provokes his audience to consider another perspective and think deeply about the everyday things of life. In relating to the human condition and the issues of the day, Benoit seeks to present another narrative, one full of beauty, love and life.

KHRISTIAN MIZZI reaches the hearts of his audiences with His performances. His songs elegantly articulate many contemporary issues Australia and the World are facing today.
Poetic lyrics, meandering melodies and 'a voice like a big warm hug', along with a unique picking style, Mizzi really is a complete artist and is becoming renowned for his intimate performances and thoughtful songs. throughout the country.

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David Cosma Album Launch
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

David Cosma Album Launch

Band Room // $15 Entry

David Cosma will perform a show to celebrate the release of his album, The Death Of Discovery, on Saturday March 16th at Wesley Anne.

Inpress Magazine described Cosma as "a thinking person’s songwriter that speaks volumes to what a terrific talent we have in our midst”.

Inspiring lyrics accompanied by sumptuous melodies and harmonies, together with his unique method of playing the guitar, guarantees an impassioned live performance. Sonically, his music is rich and luminous and boasts a world class production quality that is often overlooked in the world of independent artists. But it's lyrically where Cosma stands apart, with a knack for examining commonplace and even trite circumstance and then magnifies their significance with a wry and at times ironic tone.

David will perform on March 16th with a full band, with Charles Jenkins performing a solo set starting at 8.30pm. $15 at the door. Doors 8.00pm

Facebook // Website // Youtube // Instagram

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Melbourne Ukulele Festival
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival presents seven specially selected uke acts for your pleasure and edification.

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Black Orchid String Band
West Papuan musicians and activists currently based in Melbourne who use music to maintain the spirit of national unity in the West Papuan struggle for freedom.

Duplicity
Combining clever arrangements with beautiful vocals.

UFO
This 11-strong group from the Uke4Kids program never fails to impress.

The Brass Traps
The Brass Traps will put a smile on your face, a tap in your toe and a tune in your voice!

 

Rose Turtle Ertler
Rose has been strumming the darling little ukulele since 2000. A staple on the Melbourne music scene.

Jane Cameron
Her songs reflect the light and shade of human existence with compassion and a dark sense of humour.

Dafka
Tightly arranged Jazz, blues, folk, Gypsy, Klezmer, exciting originals and French songs are given the Dafka treatment.

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Rosario De Marco
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer, he can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it.

Website // Youtube

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Piano Atmospherix
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
20
8:30 PM20:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Gerry Kennedy
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Gerry Kennedy

Band Room // $9 presale, $15 door

Ever been in love, folks?

It can be like seeing in colour for the very first time.

Yet in the bumbling tinder-box of a world we find ourselves in, romance can be fleeting, superficial and 50 shades of beige.

But it's not too late to salvage the unremitting love of yesteryear. Come join Gerry for a night of good food, good wine and good times as we celebrate love that's been, and take solace in the promise of love soon to come.

The Wesley Anne puts on an awesome spread and the team there are genuinely welcoming people.

"So please, please, please, come on a date with me, and you will see what we could be, let me show you what I mean...xxx"

(That's a line from the song BTW)

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Rat Child
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Rat Child

Free // Front Bar

Rattlebrained soul-blues and part-personal part-political storytelling from a Melbourne swamp rat. Mellow grooves and mindful meditations to move you and make you think. Set to a thick layering of soulful R&B vocal harmonies and jazzy rhythm guitar, Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling, inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance.

Facebook // Instagram

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Blue Rose
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Rose

Free // Front Bar

Blue Rose is a project inspired by early jazz, playing early ballads, downtempo blues and the occasional more bouncy number. Repertoire is sourced from all over, but the principle remains the same - simple, beautiful and stripped back traditional jazz. The group is led by Oscar Neyland on bass, vocals and arrangements, with Cheryl Durongpisitkul on clarinet, alto saxophone and vocals, Ellie Lamb on trombone and vocals, and Caleb Garfinkel on guitar and vocals.

Website

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Piano Atmospherix
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
27
8:30 PM20:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Rat Child
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Rat Child

Free // Front Bar

Rattlebrained soul-blues and part-personal part-political storytelling from a Melbourne swamp rat. Mellow grooves and mindful meditations to move you and make you think. Set to a thick layering of soulful R&B vocal harmonies and jazzy rhythm guitar, Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling, inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance.

Facebook // Instagram

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Adrian Whyte
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

Website // Spotify

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Bob Hutchison
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchison

Free // Front Bar

Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms
with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery
and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.

Facebook // Website

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B R Dalton
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

B R Dalton

Band Room // $15+BF presale

With a voice that will make those hairs stand on end, B R Dalton crafts heartwarming folk songs that are lush and intimately confronting with poignant lyrics woven through an unmistakably Irish sonic tapestry, delivered with truth and grace. Born in Dublin Ireland, Dalton’s music dives deep into heartache, imigration and Irish/Australian history.

His live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary. After recent shows in Australia with Damien Rice, Dalton brings his own show to Melbourne on April 11 at The Wesley Anne. An evening not to be missed.

Support on the night from Adelaide Singer/Songwriter SAM BRITTAIN

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Melbourne Composers' League
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Melbourne Composers' League

Band Room // $10

The long-held tradition of the Melbourne Composers’ League Elbow Room concerts continues at the Wesley Anne on Sunday 14 April at 2.30pm. The Elbow Room concerts are a much-loved part of the Melbourne music scene. The concerts are not formally curated and are open to all styles of music, providing a valuable opportunity for composers to present their newest works, experiment and test out ideas or re-visit older works in a friendly and conducive atmosphere. The concerts are known for their broad and interesting array of new music by local composers, including acoustic and electronic works. For audiences, the diverse mix offers something for everyone to enjoy or be surprised and challenged by.

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https://www.facebook.com/melbournecomposersleague
http://www.melbournecomposersleague.com/
http://www.melbournecomposersleague.com/events/

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Bob Hutchison
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchison

Free // Front Bar

Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms
with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery
and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.

Facebook // Website

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Piano Atmospherix
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Georgia Bennett
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Georgia Bennett

Free // Front Bar

Georgia Bennett comes to the Wesley Anne to enchant her audience, both in seduction and melancholy. Her jazz influences meet with a ‘Lana Del Rey’ style of writing and singing, a combination that is sure to tingle the senses of any audience. Tales of love and loss are told with a femme fatale attitude and sultry, ethereal vocals, that will be best experienced in this intimate setting.

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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Luke Fox + Duncan Saige
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Luke Fox + Duncan Saige

Band Room // $10 pre-sale $15 door

WA songwriters Luke Fox and Duncan Saige are celebrating the release of new music with a national tour. The two sun soaked songer-songwriters will be coming to Wesley Anne on 16th February with special guest Jimmy Harwood.

Between them, they've supported the likes of Holy Holy, SanCisco, Lime Cordiale, Kingswood, Hollow Coves, Alex the Astronaut, made appearances at Falls Festivals and Groovin the Moo and soundtracked Netflix, Billabong and STA Travel.

Duncan Saige 'Thoughts Of You Without Me' - out January 11th
Luke Fox 'Concrete Sea' - out January 18th

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Adrian Whyte
Feb
16
6:00 AM06:00

Adrian Whyte

Front Bar // Free

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for! Performing Saturday the 16th of February in the front bar from 6 - 8pm

Website // Spotify

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Dana Sipos + Khristian Mizzi
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Dana Sipos + Khristian Mizzi

Band Room // $10 entry

Described as "delicate, slightly strange and completely mesmerizing (Gold Flake Paint UK)," Dana Sipos is an Canadian acclaimed songwriter and finger-style guitar player. Her celebrated new album, Trick of the Light, is described as a "luminous and compelling work (Exclaim!)" and was nominated in the English Songwriter of the Year category at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Dana will be performing at many folk festivals this summer and is thrilled to be performing at the Wesley Anne as part of her inaugural Australian tour.

Website // Instagram // Facebook

Khristian Mizzi

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Rhyley McGrath
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Rhyley McGrath

Rhyley McGrath is a talented young Bendigo-based musician garnering praise and winning fans across Victoria and beyond.
Rhyley grew up in Horsham, playing guitar from a young age. Moving to Bendigo in 2014 kick-started his career as he immersed himself in the local blues scene. He started performing as a singer-guitarist in mid-2016. Gigs in central Victoria, and then further around the state soon followed.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Piano Atmospherix
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Blue Rose
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Rose

Free // Front Bar

Blue Rose is a project inspired by early jazz, playing early ballads, downtempo blues and the occasional more bouncy number. Repertoire is sourced from all over, but the principle remains the same - simple, beautiful and stripped back traditional jazz. The group is led by Oscar Neyland on bass, vocals and arrangements, with Cheryl Durongpisitkul on clarinet, alto saxophone and vocals, Ellie Lamb on trombone and vocals, and Caleb Garfinkel on guitar and vocals.

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Alfanant + Cotton Pony + Michael Meeking
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Alfanant + Cotton Pony + Michael Meeking

Band Room // $10 entry

Alfanant and Cotton Pony take on the East Coast with their Grand Tour Feb 2019! Cotton Pony launch their new self-titled 5 track EP whilst Alfanant launch the single 'Head In The Clouds' from their new album 'Aurora', out June 2019.

Alfanant are Ant McKenna and Alf. Two Alt-Folk Country Samaritans bringing awesome tunes and mayhem to venues throughout the land. 2018 was a big year for the duo. As well as touring constantly, they spent over 2 months bumping around the TripleJ Unearthed Charts - every track from their debut EP Lucky charted in the top 5 of the Roots Chart. Your Kind sat at number 1 in the Roots Charts for two weeks, number 4 on the Rock for two weeks and number 6 Overall for two weeks…They also gained a nomination in the Queensland Music Awards for the song Comes A Time.

Both acts are releasing quality recordings and the Wesley Anne gig will be the first stop on a full east Coast tour across February 2019!

Support by the Michael Meeking Band

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Trio Agogo
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Trio Agogo

Free // Front Bar

Trio Agogo return to their spiritual home for another wild ride of Brazilian goodness, bringing with them the hottest of grooves and the guitar madness of 4, 6 and 7 string guitars. Expect Samba, Choro, Forro and more as the Agog’s take flight.

Website // Facebook

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Vanderlay
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Vanderlay

Free // Front Bar

Fresh from the release of their new single ‘An Ending’, a stripped back version of Vanderlay will bring their original folk music to the front bar at the Wes.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Piano Atmospherix
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Joyce Prescher
Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

Joyce Prescher

Free // Front Bar

Joyce Prescher is a Dutch-born folk artist based in Melbourne. She captures audiences with her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that gets under your skin.

Her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

Facebook // Instagram // Bandcamp // Youtube

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Sam Buckingham + Madelena
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Buckingham + Madelena

Band Room // $18+BF

“Winsome songs delivered with empathic delicacy” – Rolling Stone

Releasing her 2017 album The Water, singer-songwriter sweetheart Sam Buckingham distilled an ambitious pilgrimage to Latin America into a stunning collection of songs that confront fear, convey heartache and celebrate adventure, desire and devotion.Supported by MATCH Partnerships Australia and a successful crowdfunding campaign, Buckingham raised funds to record the album and take her band on the road to support it’s release. Touring consistently since the album’s first single dropped in February 2017, Buckingham has been keeping busy opening for Kasey Chambers, James Reyne, Jordie Lane and Diesel, showcasing at Nashville’s renowned Americanafest and embarking on three sold out national solo tours of her own. After 2 years of touring solo, Buckingham is finally hitting the road February 2019 with her studio band on the national Hammer & Love Tour.

Website

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Goddess Grooves
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Goddess Grooves

Band Room // $25 / $20 conc. entry

Goddess Grooves has been Midsumma's premiere women's music event for over 14 years. This year, join us for another unique and diverse line-up, all on stage together at once. Be touched by Michelle Parson's honesty and insight, with songs that will stay with you for days. Be transported by the talent of Michelle Chandler and her authentic song-writing that crosses many genres. Be moved by the powerful storytelling and pure voice of Ruth Katerelos, and blown away by the amazing guitar work of Monique Kenny. Be awed by Kaliopi Stavropoulos, a multi-instrumentalist whose music incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul and R & B. These artists will entertain you with original tunes and covers; jamming and adding harmony magic. Join us at the Wesley Anne for a great night out. Grab dinner and a drink with friends while you listen to some of our communities finest. Don't miss it!

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Jess Mahler Trio
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Mahler Trio

Free // Front Bar

Making their debut by taking over the Wesley Anne, the Jess Mahler trio will bring old tunes back to life. These Melbourne based musicians (Guitar: Lachy Meagher, Sax: Jess Mahler and Vocals: Gabrielle Di Mauro) will warm up your Thursday evening with swinging tunes from the ages, taking on some of Jazz's finest standards.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Piano Atmospherix
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Kite
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Kite

Free // Front Bar

Kite perform original, acoustic alt folk with a Celtic twist. A unique blending of voices, guitar, banjo, uke and flute.
Their forthcoming debut album is due for release this year, recorded and produced by Matt Walker at Stovepipe Studios. An honest and tender commentary on life, all it's joys, pitfalls and general silliness.
Micha: guitar, uke, banjo, vocals
Greg Hamilton: guitar, vocals
Michael O'Connor: flute, vocals

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MänDzjér
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

MänDzjér

Free // Front Bar

MänDzjér is a dynamic and inspiring melting pot of musical flavours, blended together on Accordion and Guitar. The Music the Duo brings together is spontaneous, colourful and played with joy. Their collaborative playing depicts an intensity and musical understanding that comes from their mutual music backgrounds.
Accordion – Tony Mite’
Guitar – Jeremy Bourke

Facebook // Youtube

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